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Schalke’s Julian Draxler Available For Arsenal Move

Schalke president Clemens Tonnies has confessed that despite Arsenal target Julian Draxler being one of their most valuable assets in the squad, the German club will not stand in the way of a move if an elite European side comes in to take the player to the next level.

Draxler has been highly rated by experts in Germany, and the young midfielder has impressed throughout his spell at the club. Arsene Wenger has been looking to add some depth in his squad, and has been linked with various youngsters all over Europe. Draxler has a bright future ahead of him, and a move to the Emirates Stadium could be the perfect move for the young German. Over this past decade, Arsenal, as a club, have focused most of their attention on nurturing young talent to become stars, and Draxler’s excellent spell at Schalke has already made him a mature professional, and suggestions are that it would not take too much time for him to settle in London.

Draxler began his career in Germany with Schalke, who brought him into their youth academy in 2001. The 19-year old spent nearly a decade in the youth academy, exposed to rigorous training with fellow youngsters, before he was offered his first ever professional contract by the club in 2011. The attacking midfielder played 15 league matches in his first season at the club, scoring one goal. In his second season, he played 30 matches, scoring 2 goals. But he came into the limelight during this past season, where he played 30 matches and scored 10 goals.

According to SkySports, Schalke president Tonnies said, “Of course we want to keep hold of him, Julian is an important figure in Schalke,”

“But if we want to be fair with him, then maybe we have got to consider letting him move abroad sooner or later.”

We will watch this one with interest as Wenger has shown in recent times a tendency for German players with the obvious signings of Podolski and Mertesacker as proof thereof.

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